Free Press Journal
  • Modi government plans space missions ahead of general election

    Bengaluru: If all goes according to plan, the second lunar mission hopes to make a soft unmanned landing on the moon in the run-up to the general election. The spin-offs that will accrue to the Modi government from the hype around the lunar landing are anybody’s guess.

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    Shah blocked from praising Centre’s pro-farmer stance

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was frustrated on Tuesday in his attempt in the Rajya Sabha to sing laurels in praise of the Modi government for its pro-farmer stance to double the farm income by 2022.

  • Congress committed to fight male-chauvinist RSS: Rahul

    New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said his party was working with other opposition parties to wage an ideological battle against the “purely male-chauvinist” RSS and its political front the BJP.

  • Under Modi, India is like train driven to disaster by autocratic and arrogant driver: Rahul Gandhi at CPP meeting

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that corruption, economic failure, incompetence and spread of social divisiveness have peaked under the Narendra Modi government and asked party MPs to provide an alternative. Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting in Parliament House, he said there is a rising tide of anger against the ruling dispensation and party MPs must work hard to give people an alternative to

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena supports Modi government over Assam NRC list issue

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday came out in support of the Modi government over the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), but asked whether the Centre also had the courage to ensure the “ghar wapsi” of displaced Kashmiri pandits. The BJP ally said those who posed a threat to the country’s security must be thrown out and the infiltrators in Kashmir must be eliminated. The party said abolition of Article 370

  • Govt agencies helped ‘Mehul Bhai’ acquire citizenship: Congress

     New Delhi : The Congress on Friday jumped over an investigation of Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), lifting the veil on how every organ of the Modi government worked overtime giving “clean cheats” to the Rs 23,484-crore Punjab National Bank scamster Mehul Choksi, a diamond merchant, acquire the citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda in November 2017 to enjoy the visa-free access to 132 countries.

  • Congress alleges Modi govt hounding media; Centre refutes charges, says govt has nothing to do with it

    New Delhi: The Congress today alleged in the Lok Sabha that a senior executive of a prominent news channel and two other staffers had recently quit due to pressure from the government for airing stories critical of the ruling establishment. Strongly refuting the charge, Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the government has nothing to do with the internal developments of the channel and the opposition was raising the matter as

  • Journalists resignation row: Modi govt ‘pressurising and intimidating’ media, alleges Mallikarjuna Kharge

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge on Friday alleged that the Modi government was “pressurising and intimidating” the media so that it does not write against it and cited the instance of two senior employees of a news television channel who were told to quit after doing a reality check programme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims.

  • Opposition’s missile against VP Naidu

    New Delhi : The Opposition parties led by the Congress are believed to have readied a letter to be handed over to Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu to register their protest at his alleged partisan role in conducting the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha as its Chairman and adjourning the House “according to his whims and fancies.”

  • Union cabinet approves bill restoring arrest provision in SC/ST act

    New Delhi: Under attack from the opposition, dalit groups and its allies, the Modi government on Wednesday decided to restore a provision of the SC/ST Act allowing arrest of an accused without preliminary enquiry or prior approval that was recently struck down by the Supreme Court.

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    Assam NRC row: RS adjourned after Amit Shah plays Rajiv card

     New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the second day on Tuesday over the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) after BJP President Amit Shah triggered ruckus with a direct charge on the Congress that it was trying to protect the “illegal Bangladeshis” living in the state.

  • Money stashed in Swiss banks hasn’t come back

    Two contradictory reports are available regarding the money held by Indian citizens in Swiss banks. The amount declined by 80 per cent between 2014, when Modi Government came to power, and 2017. The months are not clear, so let us assume that these figures relate to calendar years and this decline took place between January 2014 and December 2016. In 2017, that is, between January and December 2017, the deposits increased by

  • Hug, wink won’t get votes

    The hug and wink, no doubt, caught Prime Minister Narendra Modi unawares, sufficiently embarrassing him before the entire nation while Rahul Gandhi hogged media headlines. Nevertheless, episodic social media approbation is no short cut to electoral success. After gaining some traction in Gujarat and Karnataka in the last eight months, the Congress appears to have lost steam again. It has not been successful in pinning down the Modi government on the demonetisation